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Live web Q&A session

posted 08/02/2012   expires 08/05/2012

Martyn Jeffery, director of estates at the Royal Free, will feature in a live web Q&A session run by the Guardian healthcare network, from 12-2pm today. The topics of the discussion are sustainability, energy efficiency and carbon reduction strategies within NHS hospitals. The trust began installing a new energy centre in 2010, providing heating and hot water for the hospital and reducing carbon emissions, to make savings to the trust of around £850,000 each year.


The other members of the Q&A panel are:

David Pencheon is director of the NHS Sustainable Development Unit. He has previously worked as director of the NHS Eastern Region Public Health Observatory and joint director of public health. Prior to that he was a clinician in secondary care.

Trish Marchant is energy and environment manager at Medway NHS foundation trust. The trust has spent over £3m on combined projects to reduce emissions since 2010.

Tony Grayling is head of climate change and communities at the Environment Agency and author of Saving carbon, improving health: a draft carbon reduction strategy for the NHS in England.

Simon Rigby is divisional director of clinical support at Musgrove Park hospital. The hospital's energy efficiency plans are set to cut carbon emissions by over 40% and save the trust £17m over the next 20 years.

Larissa Lockwood leads the Carbon Trust's NHS Carbon Management Programme. She has previously worked at the NHS SDU and managed the Sustainable Development Commission's Healthy Futures programme.